The Baja Bandit

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by larryboy, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Acewell, right? Is it the model with the voltmeter?
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I don't know. It came today, let's take a look. Nope I don't see that function in the directions. It says it has: Graph tach, digital tach, shift light, max rpm recorded, speed, max speed recorded, average speed, trip 1 and 2, odometer, timer, hour meter and a clock. Waaaay too nice for this bike, but I get to ditch about 12 pounds of junk.


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  3. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Holy BeJesus, dude! :rofl
    I just saw this.

    I knew you were kinda nuts before, but now I need to move the peg much further out.

    Way fking cool. :thumb

    Thanks also for the pics and effort to bring us along on this project. Much appreciated.
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  4. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    Sweeeeeeeet! :clap


    Insanity is it's own reward . . . don't let 'em tell you different!
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hiya, dude!!!

    I saw some of the guys from down under posting build threads for various projects and said, what the heck.

    I learned from a guy at work that 530 chain to 520 conversions are very common to get more rear wheel horsepower in the sport bike scene...so that simplifies the jackshaft issue. I can put a 520 sprocket right on the Bandit, which gives me much needed room for the idler sprocket...I just about have it figured out. I should be within a few weeks of riding it. Going over to my paint guys house in a minute...fenders are done, I can wrap up the subframe and gusseting this weekend.

    :beer
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  6. redsox716

    redsox716 Adventurer

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    AWESOME! can't wait to see more! :clap
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  7. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Rob, I'm impressed, no matter what all happens with your project, really.

    Killer stuff, man.
    I didn't know you had such a talent for cobbling together and thinking out weird sht like this.

    I also like the old school stuff aspect.
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  8. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Seems like larryboy's always got something hidden in the recesses of his brain. And it's usually twelve shades weirder than you would imagine. :twitch :loco

    :poser

    Oh yeah, Rob :lurk

    Lookin' forward to seeing the paint. :tb
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks guys!! :beer


    Ok, just got back from Matt's house. He reached another level today and the front and rear fenders that he painted a week ago don't look anything like the tank and side panels that he shot today. He wants to do the fenders over again. We're not going crazy with perfection, but he's getting good really fast. I talked him out of the rear fender so I can finish up the subframe tomorrow.

    I'm happy with this look, but the other stuff is over the top in the realistic flame arena and that's what he's going for.


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    I better get to ordering a black seat cover, the Honda red will never work.
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  10. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Flames. Are. Cool.
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  11. Syscrush

    Syscrush Wannabe adventurer

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    Truer sentence fragments were never strung together. :)
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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I've made a little bit of progress. My knee was giving me trouble last week, so I took a week off...gotta pay the bills by being able to work. :deal


    I worked on the filler for the triangles a little during the week. A bunch of parts came in during the week. What's with stuff being much smaller than what it looks like in pictures? The blinkers and tailight are tiny...the plate is bigger than the Acerbis tail section...oh well, looks cool as heck. :thumb

    Matt brought over all of the painted stuff to try on the bike.

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    He hates all of it and took everything back to do again. He wants all of it to look like this:

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    He has decided that he gets progressively better every day and needs to paint all of the parts on one day to get things to match.

    I've done a ton of research on how to get the idler sprocket/jack shaft to work. Basically I need to switch the Bandit CS sprocket over to a 520 which is common, then I have to go to a 50-2 industrial chain idler..machined down to 1/4" tooth width to a 520 sprocket on the wheel. I've found that the go-kart guys just hand grind the 50 sprocket to fit the 520 chain because the pitch is right for both 520/530 chain, I'm not sure a ground sprocket will work for my HP numbers without heat treating..on the plus side industrial sprockets are pretty cheap. Big work day tomorrow.
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  13. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Adventurer Wannabe

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    I admire this kind of ingenuity. That thing is gonna be a BEAST it's way cool. :clap
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  14. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Sweet looking airbox cover. And it doesn't look like you're going to break that subframe/shock tower.

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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I added 8 inches to the kickstand:

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    Made some front blinker mounts:

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    I plated the right side and got my tube supports in for the grafted frame:

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    Going to have to clearance the frame for the pipe:

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    I adjusted the subframe and got the seat centered better. Tried the pipe on to see how it looks.

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    I've got the seat height down to 37" with me on it. I tried to go just a tick short on the kickstand to make it easier to get on the thing. I need to do some clean up as the mess is driving me crazy. Then I'll get back to plating and clearancing.
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Got the shop cleaned up, it was getting out of control.


    I tried the pegs on. It's still a little bit sport bike, but I'm going to deal with it for now. I want this thing on the road, then I can switch to weekend projects like a skid plate, better foot pegs, rear rack to carry a tool bag...stuff like that.


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  17. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Holy wheelbase Batman:eek1
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  18. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Looking great Larry! Have you test ridden it yet?
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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    5 inches longer than a CR500 or TE610 and 10 inches longer than the Bandit was. It was the shortest I could make it. The front is raked out a little because I don't have bearings in the steering stem.



    Not yet Old Dog, I've got a bunch of work left to do in the grafted frame area to prep for getting an idler sprocket mounted. I've got the chains and sprockets figured out, need to figure the bearings out next. I'm probably still a month of working on it here and there before it's ready to ride.
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  20. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Well, look at the bright side: You'll be able to climb hills REALLY FAST!:D
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